ROD CARSEY IS THE LEAD PUSH TRUCK DRIVER AND A MEMBER OF THE SAFETY TEAM AT MADERA SPEEDWAY IN MADERA, CALIFORNIA..HIS TRUCK IS A 2002 GMC SIERRA WITH
STROBES ON THE ROOF AND REAR BUMPER..HE BUILT A CUSTOM CENTER CONSULE FOR THE LIGHT CONTROLS, PHONE CHARGER, AND STORAGE..THE TRUCK IS EQUIPPED WITH A FIRE
EXTINGUISER FILLER WITH COLD FIRE, RESCUE TOOLS, DRY SWEEP, AND BROOMS..THE GRAPHICS WERE CREATED AND APPLIED BY TOP SHELF DESIGN AND THE BUMPER WAS BUILT
BY ROD..(Carsey photo)
WE WELCOME WEST COAST PUSHER RIC "SKRUFFY" KOEBELEN WHOSE HOME TRACK IS PETALUMA SPEEDWAY IN PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA..2012 IS RIC'S 20 YEAR OF PUSHING WHICH
HAS LEAD HIM TO TRACKS IN NEVADA, NEW MEXICO, AND OF COURSE CALIFORNIA..RIGHT NOW HIS PUSHER IS A 2001 CHEVY TAHOE EQUIPPED WITH STROBES ON THE FRONT AND
REAR AND ON THE ROOF..HE IS A GRAPHIC GUY AND HIS NEXT PROJECT IS TO WRAP HIS TRUCK..(Koebelen photo)
A NEW MEMBER TO PUSH TRUCK WORLD IS MIKE FRANCESCHI FROM PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA...MIKE DRIVES A CJ-7 WHICH IS EQUIPED WITH A
FRONT MOUNTER HOIST SO HE CAN PICK UP A SPRINT CAR WITH A FLAT TIRE FROM THE REAR AND GET HIM TO THE PITS IN A HURRY..HIS
HOME TRACK IS PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY..(Steve Lamothe photos)
THIS RED "RAZOR" SHARP DUNE BUGGY IS OWNED BY SHAWN McCOY FROM PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA..IT IS EXTEREMELY MANEUVERABLE AND FAST
PUSH VEHICLE..IN ADDITION TO PUSHING AT PETALUMA, HE DRIVES A MODIFIED STOCK CAR AT PETALUMA AND HAS NOT MISSED A NIGHT OF
RACING THERE SINCE HE STARTED IN 1980 (now over700 nights)..(Steve Lamothe photos)
"CALIFORNIA PACE TRUCK CHUCK"
SOMETIMES IT NICE NOT TO GET COVERED WITH DIRT IN THE PUSH OFF AREA AND CHUCK BURT LIKES IT..A FORMER PUSH TRUCK DRIVER HE
NOW PACES THE RACES AT CALISTOGA AND IS IN CHARGE OF THE PUSH TRUCKS..WHEN HE BOUGHT HIS 2000 FORD RANGER HE JUST DIDN'T
WANT TO PUT A BUMPER ON HIS NEW TRUCK..NOW HE'S IN FRONT OF THE SPRINT CARS PACING GOLDEN STATE CHALLENGE RACES, SOME OF
THE 360 CIVIL WAR SERIES, AND WOO SHOWS..YOU DON'T HAVE TO RETIRE TO STILL BE A THE TRACK..
FORMER CALIFORNIA PUSH TRUCK DRIVER CHUCK BURT "PACE TRUCK CHUCK" IS HONORED AT PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY..
The most awesome thing happened to me last night. We were at Placerville Speedway for the final points race of the GSC season. At the finish of the Dash
after the interview with the winner, I pulled onto the track and stopped at the start/finish line as usual to wait for the signal to start the cars for the
B Main. Instead of that command, the infield announcer came over and asked me to get out of the truck. I assumed that they were killing some time and he wanted
to interview me (happens occasionally but he usually just sticks the mic in the cab). They then presented me with a 3 foot trophy complete with a sprint car
and a Ford pickup on top.
The inscription reads:"PaceTruck" Chuck Burt For your dedication and professional approach to the Golden State Series,pacing the field for over 15 years.The
teams, drivers and fans thank you for your true love of the sport and helping make the Golden State series the "Best in the West"
To say that I was surprised and humbled would be an understatement. For once in my life, I was almost speechless. After the races, I have never had so many
fans stop by to say hello, congratulate me and thank me. I will remember this for a long time.
"CALIFORNIA MUD MAGNET"
GOT DIRT..?..AS YOU CAN SEE FELLOW PUSHER STEVE ATKINSON FROM MIDDLETOWN, CALIFORNIA HAD HIS SHARE FROM THE TRACK SURFACE AT CALISTOGA SPEEDWAY..
CALIFORNIA PUSHER STEVEN ATKINSON'S OTHER JOB IS A REF WITH THE RESURRECTION ROLLER GIRLS ROLLER
DERBY TEAM..(Atkinson photo)
STEVE'S 1991 CHEVY K1500 DOES A GOOD JOB PUSHING AND IS SHOWN HERE ON PIT ROAD READY TO PUSH OFF STEVE
KENT AT CALISTOGA SPEEDWAY..
UPDATED PHOTO OF "COL" STEVE CLINKENBEARD AND HIS TOYOTA LANDCRUISER FROM BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA..
This is Steve Clinkenbeard's Toyota Landcruiser from Bakersfield , Ca. at the
Belleville Midget Nationals. He's had the Toy for 21 years and did the Chevy 350/350
conversion soon after he bought it..USAC invites Steve back to Kansas each year to
push and he also works SCRA, NARC, WoO, CAMS, 360 Sprints, & any open wheeled show
that he's available for. His picture is on the BRISTOL 2000 page as one of the invited
at the inuagral WoO Event..